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‘Mosisili alive and well’


Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili

Government reassures nation the prime minister is in good health

Staff Reporter

GOVERNMENT has allayed the nation’s fears following widespread rumours that Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili was ill.

The Democratic Congress (DC) leader, who came to power on 17 March 2015 as leader of a seven-party government, was said to be suffering from a “stress-related” illness, although he still reported for official duty.

Chief Information Officer in the Office of the Prime Minister, Refiloe Kepa,  yesterday told the Sunday Express that Dr Mosisili (70) was “not sick at all”, and has been reporting for work “as usual”.

“The PM has been at his office every day and in the afternoon, he attends parliament sessions. He has never been absent from work or shown any signs of illness. Even yesterday, he was at work. I saw him myself at the office, and not that I heard it from someone else,” Ms Kepa said.

Asked what could have sparked such a rumour, which even suggested that he had been hospitalised in South Africa a few weeks ago, Ms Kepa referred the Sunday Express to the Principal Secretary, ‘Mataeli Sekhantšo, who however, said only Government Secretary, Moahloli Mphaka, could comment about issues concerning the premier.

Mr Mphaka would however, not discuss the issue with the Sunday Express despite being asked to simply reassure the nation on their leader’s health.

“I cannot confirm whether the PM is sick or not because I don’t know his medical records. All I know is that he was at work yesterday as I normally interact with him on a daily basis,” Mr Mphaka said.

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